Velika Paklenica canyon

In the central part of Velika Paklenica canyon where sides are 400m high smooth cliffs. It is deeper and wider than Mala Paklenica which is much narrower and wilder. To explain how they were created we have to travel back in time, around million years. During that period there were several glacial periods. Decomposing of rock was far more expressed than it is today. Underground water channels weren’t yet formed and there was no forest. Rains and snows were plentiful making surface flows and erosion very strong, as were tectonic movements, all of which ultimately led to formation of both Paklenica canyons. Today Velika Paklenica is paradise for climbers and hikers alike.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic


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